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Sara Duterte lauds Escudero’s achievements

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By Billy Begas

Vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has lauded Sorsogon Gov. Francis Escudero for his long list of achievements.

In Monday’s Sara All for You online show, Duterte said Sorsogon is lucky to have Escudero.

“Napakaswerte ng provincial government of Sorsogon dahil naging governor ka nila and ngayon ISO na kayo, even the hospitals. Ibig sabihin talaga na quality ‘yung serbisyo na lumalabas diyan sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Sorsogon,” Duterte said.

Escudero, who is running for senator, gave a message of hope to the Filipinos in the face of the continued difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Tiyak ko malalampasan natin ito basta’t nagkakaisa at nagtutulungan ang bawat isa sa atin,” Escudero said.

Before becoming governor in 2019, Escudero became a congressman and a senator.

“Pinangunahan ko ang exemption ng minimum wage earners sa pagbabayad ng buwis dahil alam natin na maliit na nga ang sweldo, e magbabayad pa ng buwis,” Escudero added.

He also pushed for the Free Tertiary Education Act, which provides underprivileged Filipino students the opportunity to pursue college degrees without the need to pay for tuition fees in state universities and colleges, and for the conversion of not less than 42 state colleges into universities in the country.